Thursday, January 27, 2011

SCS Wednesday Tutorial

Envelope Card Box. Instructions can be found here:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SC317 (SCS Sketch Challenge)

I am trying to keep my 2011 New Year's Resolution of being more creative and keeping my Blog updated in 2011. To accomplish this, I find the SCS challenges to be an excellent source of inspiration; I eagerly look forward to the weekly Sketch challenges.

I needed to make a card for my daughter's 'in-laws' to thank them for the wonderful Christmas gifts they gave DH and me. Her MIL reads a lot so I decided to make a 'Book Mark' Thank You Card.

Cut card stock to 5 1/2" x 11"
Score at 4 1/4.

Use preforated blade to make preforations at 8 1/2". This will become your 'Detachable Book Mark'.

Decorate as desired.

Detachable Book Mark

Card Stock: Apricot Appeal, Whisper White; Basic Black;
DSP: Apricot Appeal;
Ink: Apricot Appeal; Archival Black;
Stamp Set: Simply Said;
Ribbon: Whisper White

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Peace on Earth

I've completed my February cards for the SCS monthly Christmas Card Challenge. I also incorporated one of the Sketch Challenges (SC316), and the 'Try a New Technique' Challenge (TLC308).

Stamp: Plant Hope (Stampin' Up!); Hero Arts;
Paper: Always Artichoke Card Stock, Always Artichoke DSP; Whisper White Card Stock;
Brads: White; Pewter;
Punches: Word Window; Modern Label

Monday, January 17, 2011


I finally decided to post these two pictures but I am not pleased with the way this card turned out.

I decided to incorporate three of the Splitcoaststampers challenges into one: Clean & Simple (CAS102), Try a New Technique (TLC308), and Ways to Use it (WT305).

Stamps: For All You Do (SU!)

Inks: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery (SU!)

Ribbon: Daffodil Yellow (SU!)

After taking a few pictures of my card, I decided to wait until tomorrow to post one... I think my card needs a bit more work. So, until tomorrow...

Sunday, January 9, 2011


UKJem is the featured stamper over on SCS. This is my case of her card found here:

Friday, January 7, 2011

Pyramid Box

This is how I presented DH with his birthday gift this year. He loved it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wellness Wishes

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2011 is to be more creative with my crafting and not CASE as often. I decided to pull out my Lap of Luxury DSP and participate in the Split Coast Stampers Weekly Wednesday Sketch Challenge (SC314). Here are my submissions. I also decided to make a stationery box for the cards. Since I plan to use this DSP for a set of cards to give away as a gift, I kept the same color scheme for the stationery box.

SU! Basic Gray Card Stock & Classic Ink
SU! Pretty in Pink Card Stock, Ribbon, & Classic Ink
SU! Lap of Luxury DSP
SU! Real Red Classic Ink
Archival Black Ink (Not SU)
Spellbinder Dies